Comedy Capers

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Comedy Capers

PostFri Jan 18, 2013 10:59 pm

The Crystal Ball

The Doorman - Ben Turpin

At Your Service - Ben Turpin (rough soundtrack)

The Hired Hand - Charley Chase

The Poker Game - Billy Bevan

House For Rent - Ray Mckee and Mary Ann Jackson (so cute)

Courtin Time - Will Rogers

These are edited and retitled
versions of their source materials but they move
at a lively pace and (the less murky prints) have
decent image quality.
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Re: Comedy Capers

PostSat Jan 19, 2013 8:25 am

I knew that they were the Brazilian versions!

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Re: Comedy Capers

PostSun Jan 20, 2013 9:13 am

Good ol' Comedy Capers. Here's a Billy West comedy, LITTLE NELL (THE VILLIAN), co-starring Oliver Hardy as Nell, another funny one:
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Re: Comedy Capers

PostWed Jan 23, 2013 7:57 pm

That's actually James Parrott in "Hired Hand", not "Charlie"(misspelled) Chase. Jimmy had a series at Roach before Charley, and he was billed as "Paul Parrott, the Doodlewit of Comedy." They looked so much alike in the beginning that Jimmy's titles would be credited to Charley later on in film catalogs. Even William Everson used to get them confused.
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